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. >>> breaking news into cnn. tragic news tonight from the world of country music. police officials confirm that singer mindy mccready has apparently committed suicide. the 37-year-old who broke on to the music scene in the mid-1990s and since then her career up and down with the drama of a very troubled personal life. again, this is just into cnn and we're just now getting it confirmed. i want to go live now to los angeles and dr. drew penski, an addiction medicine specialist and host of hln's "dr. drew." dr. drew, you have actually worked with her before. and we are actually confirming now through your contacts as well that she has died. what can you tell us about what happened to her? >> well, i don't know if people may or may not be aware, but she had been doing well and things were looking up for her. she had children with a boyfriend who ended up killing himself a few weeks ago. she was struggling after that. actually admitted herself to a psychiatric facility, and there's a cautionary tale here about the stigma of mental illness and the way in which the public attacks celebrities of
himself peter williams even wrote to a cnn producer last month. i dare to respond only moved by seriousness of the media you represent, said the writer, as you can imagine, i'm deeply concerned about my security. cnn responded asking peter williams to meet us anywhere, even here in santa domingo to give us proof that any of his allegations were true. we have since sent six e-mails to p. williams. the response? silence. we tracked down the source of the e-mails through a technical school in santa domingo to this internet provider where we were promptly escorted into an office where the company denied the e-mail came from one of its customers. >> is there any way you would give us the background of this man? >> i cannot identify right now that name and also the ip address is not from here for us. >> reporter: the dominican republic's district attorney's office confirms to cnn the office is about to investigate the source of peter williams and his damaging e-mails. but so far, internet only and unproven scandal, however, has brought more scrutiny on the very real business dealin
the legendary race. patrick told cnn's don lemon that she loves the idea of going beyond racing in general. >> one of the coolest things is to be able to think that parents and their kids are having that conversation at home about it. and to, you know, i've heard stories about, look, a kid, a boy or a girl, saying, but mommy, daddy, that's a girl that's out there racing, and then they can have that conversation to say, you can do anything you want to do and gender doesn't matter. your passion is what matters. and that's cool. >> patrick won the pole position by going more than 196 miles an hour, that's almost 200 miles an hour. the daytona 500 is sunday. >>> man's best friend is also a lifesaver. charlie, a border collie mix, is getting credit for saving mike cameron. first, charlie woke cameron up by jumping on his chest as a fire raged in his house in nova scotia last week. cameron says he got up and started looking for his cats. he said he collapsed by the door but felt charlie burning him out of the pulling house by his shoulders. cameron believe also the pooch rounded up the cats and
-old sister was shot and killed while walking with friends, one of whom may have been the intended target. cnn's ted rowlands has moran the story. he's joining us now. what are you finding out, ted? >> reporter: well, wolf, it is just another tragic story coming out of chicago. another teenager loses her life. as you mention, a 14-year-old girl who was up on stage with the president, listening to him talk about gun violence, would soon find out that her sister was also shot and killed. when president obama returned to chicago last week to talk about gun violence, 14-year-old destiny warren was one of the high school students standing behind him. a few hours later, destiny's 18-year-old sister was shot and killed in this alley in north chicago. >> all this gun violence that's going on out here, you never think it will be your child. this is the hardest thing for me in my life. >> reporter: according to family members, jenay wasn't the intended target. the same was apparently true in 15-year-old heidi's murder. her parents also attended the president's chicago speech where he said this about the
, this is just into cnn and confirmed. i want to go live now to los angeles and dr. drew penski, an addiction medical specialist and host of hln's "dr. drew" and you have worked with her before. and we are actually confirming now through your contacts as well that she has died. what can you tell us about what happened to her? >> well, i don't know if people may or may not be aware, but she had been doing well and things were looking up for her. she had children with a boyfriend who ended up killing himself a few weeks ago. she was struggling after that. actually was admitted herself to a psychiatric facility, and there's a cautionary tale here about the stigma of mental illness and the way in which the public attacks celebrities of which take care of themselves, and she was so fearful of the stigma and the way people were responding to her being hospitalized that she checked herself out prematurely and we have what we have. >> as i sit here looking at the picture, i am remembering a story from a while back that involved a child in custody with her? >> yes, a long struggle to regain custody of
're going to see you back here tomorrow for "starting point." "cnn newsroom" with carol costello begins now. >>> happening now, breaking overnight, investigators releasing new details about what happened that valentine's day at oscar pistorius' house. his family this morning breaking their silence. >> we have no doubt here there's no substance for the allegations. >>> plus -- ♪ >> shock in the music world. country star mindy mccready committing suicide. tragedy striking her family twice in just weeks. >> she had children with a boyfriend who ended up killing himself a few weeks ago. >>> also, pain at the pump. gas up, way up. find out what's behind the rise. >>> plus not the boys club anymore. danica patrick, the superstar on the speedway breaking records. >> you can do anything you want to do, and gender doesn't matter. >> can abouting tbecoming the f nascar history to capture the pole position. >> i love that to go beyond racing in general, just to kind of break gender barriers. >> "newsroom" starts now. >>> good morning. thank you so much for joining me. i'm carol costello. family, fri
into atlanta. cnn's renee marsh explains what happened. >> jonah is 19 months old and a cure i don't say ordinary toddler. but what allegedly happened on a february 8th flight from minneapolis was far from ordinary. jessica bennett says she and her adopted son were on the flight in seat 28b. next to them in seat 28a was this man, joe ridley of idaho. >> he was just being rude and belligerent. i fell very uncomfortable. she says she even left her seat and stood in the back of the plane holding jonah for much of the flight. she had to sit back down for landing in atlanta. because of the altitude change, jonah was uncomfortable and crying. then it got ugly. >> i was having trouble comforting him, and that's when the guy had made his comment to me. >> court documents say he allegedly told to quote, shut that "n" word baby up. >> i could not believe he would say something like that to a baby or about a baby. >> and then huntley allegedly slapped jonah hitting him in the eye. >> and then to hit him. i felt like i was in another world. i was shaking. >> according to the criminal complaint, fell
appearing had been his show says as far as he knew, she was getting better. he spoke to cnn's don lemon last night. listen. >> she actually been doing very well. things were looking up for her. she had children with a boyfriend who ended up killing himself a few weeks ago. she was struggling after that. actually was admitted herself to a psychiatric facility. and there's a cautionary tale about the stigma of mental illness and the way in which the public attacks celebrities who take care of themselves. she became so fearful of the stigma and the way people were responding to her being hospitalized that she actually checked herself out prematurely and now we have what we have. >> you know, the mccready was not afraid to talk about her troubles. she posted a message to her fans on the website saying i haven't had a hit in a decade. i spent my fortune, tarnished my public view and made myself the brunt of punch line after punch line. i've been beaten, sued, robbed, arrested, jailed, and evicted but i'm still here. you know the heart of all these struggles she ultimately leaves two children with
go through anything this painful. >> she really struggled. cnn nichelle turner live for us this morning. >> a very talented and troubled life she led. mindy mccready recently was seeking help. checking into rehab earlier this month she appeared with dr. drew on his show, celebrity rehab. as far as he knew, she was trying to get better. he spoke to don lemon last night. >> she had actually been doing very well. things looking up for her. she had children with a boyfriend who ended up killing himself a few weeks ago. she was struggling after that. actually admitted herself to a psychiatric facility. and there is a cautionary tale about the stigma of mental illness and the way the public attacks celebrities who take care of themselves. she became so fierceful of the stigma and the way people responding to her being hospitalized that she actually checked herself out prematurely and now we have what we have. >> at the heart of mccready's struggle, she leaves two kids without their mother. 6 years old and 10 months old. that's the heart-breaking aspect to the tragedy. soledad, mc
the deadly valentine's day shooting at the home of oscar pistorius. cnn is reporting that his girlfriend, model reeva steevkamp, was shot four times through a bathroom door. pistorius reportedly picked her up and carried her downstairs while she was alive. there are also reports that banned steroids were found inside the home. s&p's agent says he's -- oscar pistorius's agent says he's canceled all appearances. >> it's a tragedy of events that's unfolded. we can only give oscar our support. >> the meantime, private funeral services for reeva steevkamp will be held tomorrow in her hometown. family members say her body was returned to port elizabeth yesterday. coming up at 8:30, we'll bring you a live report from south africa for the very latest on the investigation. >>> 7:35. city college of san francisco has less than one month to submit its plan for making financial reforms. one higher education group says the state's rules could be hammering efforts to meet the march 15th deadline. the group points to a he roo choirment giving city colleges academic power to make decisions alongside adm
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